Red: A Haida Manga

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
  • Red: A Haida Manga
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Referencing a classic Haida oral narrative, this stunning full-colour graphic novel documents the tragic story of a leader so blinded by revenge that he leads his community to the brink of war and destruction. Consisting of 108 pages of hand-painted illustrations, Red is a groundbreaking mix of Haida imagery and Japanese manga by acclaimed Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.

The comic has been nominated for the BC Bookseller’s Choice Award, a Doug Wright Award for Best Book and a 2010 Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Cartoonist. Red is an action-packed and dazzling graphic novel that also serves as a cautionary tale about the devastating effects of rage and retribution.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is a visual artist, storyteller and public speaker. Raised on Haida Gwaii, he melds cultural hybridity and his political experiences as an Indigenous person with contemporary graphic literature to produce a unique genre called Haida Manga.He lives in Canada with his wife and daughter, close to the Two Sisters Mountain on an island in the Salish Sea.

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Red: A Haida Manga